As I stated last Sunday, the financial crisis is the top issue on the minds of most Americans this week, and we need to get out ahead of it...
Sen. McCain unveiled a detailed policy prescription on Friday in Wisconsin. It centers around a Mortgage and Financial Institutions Trust (MFI) that will provide a systematic approach to the crisis.
In addition, Sen. McCain has -- for months -- had a comprehensive "Jobs for America" program which is explained on his website with a video message and policy papers.
It would be nice, as I said last week, if Sen. McCain would name a point person on the economic message (Bloomberg? Romney??) to push these programs. Obviously, he can do it, but there are substantial foreign policy issues as well and it would be nice to have someone to focus only on this crisis in conjunction with Sec. Paulson's plan.